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i'll continue to sit. i'm going to continue to stand with the people. >> colin kaepernick won't stand for the national anthem before 49ers games. >> a bay area congresswoman stands up for gun control with a sit-in at a local church. ktvu fox 2 news at 6:00 starts now. good evening. i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm heather holmes. we begin with a backlash surrounding 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick's protest that happened at friday's game where he did not stand for the national anthem. kaepernick spoke to reporters about his controversial stance, ktvu's joe fonzi is here with more. joe? >> colin kaepernick did it ignite a firestorm of reaction. in his first media appearance since he did not back off, kaepernick was surrounded by
reporters at 49er training camp two days after he refused to stand for the national anthem prior to the 40 game with green bay on friday. in a statement yesterday kaepernick said, he would not stand up and show pride for the flag of a country that oppresses black people and people of color. today he further elaborated. >> ultimately it's to bring awareness and make people realize what's really going on in this country. there are a lot of things going on that are unjust, people aren't being held accountable for. and that's something that needs to change. this country stands for freedom, liberty, justice for all. and it's not happening for all right now. i have great respect for men and women that have fought for this country. i have family and friends that have fought for this country. and they fight for freedom. they fight for the people. they fight for liberty and justice. for everyone. and that's not happening. i know what i'm doing, what's right, and i know other people see what i'm doing, it's right.
something that we have to come together, we have to unite, we have to unify and make a change. >> kaepernick made his first appearance in friday's game and did not do anything of note in his three positions. all ending in 49er puns. kaepernick was asked if he thought his stand jeopardize his position on the team. he said if he is ultimately cut by the 49ers he would feel he still made the right decision. kaepernick also said he would consider standing again for the anthem when he sees significant change in the country and the flag represents what it's supposed to represent. we'll have reaction from the 49er teammates a little bit later in sports. >> it's a split among the teammates on this? >> as you can imagine. obviously going to be that way in the locker room. >> thank you very much. gun control is one of the key issues as the elections approach. today on the peninsula congresswoman jackie speier held a symbolic sit in at a local church. ktvu's jesse gary is live in burlingame. beyond symbolism, what does she hope her sit in accomplishes
>> the goal is to bring maximum pressure on house members who may be vulnerable in the upcoming november election. there's an ocean difference between the ideal fighting for and against greater gun control laws. spear hopes that getting the voting public involved will help tip the balance of power in favor of permanent change. >> we have a gun culture in this country unlike at the other country in the world. >> reporter: today in san mateo congresswoman jackie speier used the pulpit and civil rights overtones to call for congressional action in enacting tougher gun control laws. >> that will close existing loopholes and -- in a law that's already on the books that requires an instant background check. >> reporter: she's points to the many in our country including the shootings last year that left nine people dead. suspect dylann roof reloaded
his weapon five times while carrying out the colors. civil rights stalwarts say long unresolved social issues are fueling mass shootings. >> if we don't do something about the guilt and fear, it creates a psychological pain. and it makes one strike out. >> anytime there is a shooting, mass or otherwise, it's an assault on all of us. >> reporter: many parishioners agree with the overall message adding the symbolic sit in is there way to take action. >> i can't just stand back and be silent anymore in the face of gun violence. >> it's an election year. there's a lot of political stuff going on. everyone is vying for a shot at office again. >> reporter: john parkin owns a peninsula gun store and sees flaws on both sides of this political divide. he says there are already enough laws on the books. he instead favors following a model similar to spear's proposal where background information is shared instantly across all phases. >> in is to be improved.
and accountable for the releases that they do in guns. there may not always be croft -- cross-referencing data if one person goes from one state to the other. >> reporter: spear wants congress to vote on her bill when he returns from a month- long recess. she concedes that it's unlikely leading into the november election and after the elections so-called lame-duck session of congress, so opponents can change on both sides of the aisle, they may have to wait until the new congress and the new president or forks -- folks sworn in that happens next year. live in burlingame, jesse gary, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you. in chicago where there are as many as 90 shootings a week police there have charged two brothers with the death of dwyane wade's cousin as she pushed a baby in a stroller. 26-year-old darwin sarell junior and 22-year-old darren sarell faced first-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of aldridge. police say the suspects were targeting another man when the
32-year-old mother of four was shot and killed. investigators say video surveillance shows the older brother with a gun in his hand but the weapon has not yet been recovered. police said today both men are documented gang members and convicted felons who were out of prison on parole at the time of the shooting. chicago's police superintendent says it was a prime example of the judicial system inability to stop habitual offenders. >> when will enough be enough? how often do we have to stand at a podium like this demanding from our judicial and policy partners some type of resolution? >> this afternoon dozens of relatives and friends gathered to remember aldridge. they say she had been in the area to register her children for school when she was shot. her mother told the crowd quote, her life has gone too soon, too soon she was taken away from us. fire officials are investigating a four-alarm fire at a storage facility. the fire broke out at the public storage center just
after 9:00 last night. flames and smoke could be seen from highway 101 and interstate 280. crews arrived on the scene around 9:00 and found one storage unit was on fire and the flames spread to 14 more units before it was put out. nobody was hurt. one person is dead and two others hospitalized after their car slammed into a fence at a san leandro school. it happened around 3:00 this morning at bancroft middle school. police say the driver was speeding before losing control of her car. >> for unknown reasons did not stop stop, continued straight and collided into a wall at bancroft middle school. right now we have confirmed that one person is deceased and two others in the car have been transported to local hospitals. >> the car hit the school fence but did not damage any buildings. they say all three people in the car are female. but they have not released any information about ages or hometowns.
police say the two injured people are expected to survive. since police say there's no damage to the buildings, they believe classes will be held as usual tomorrow. investigation underway after a man with a knife was shot on a bay area freeway. as ktvu's christien kafton tells us officials are trying to determine just why that man was walking on highway 101 in belmont. >> reporter: california highway patrol officers closed down 101 northbound at ralston avenue while they investigated and officer involved shooting. chp says it started with a call about a man on the roadway at about 3:20 sunday morning. the first units arrived on scene shortly after. officers say they tried talking the man into a patrol car. even used a taser to try to subdue him which they say didn't work. >> ultimately the -- suspect produced a knife, held it over his head and lunged towards one of our officers. and that's when one of our chp officers used his service weapon
. >> reporter: that man was taken to stanford medical with life- threatening injuries following that shooting. investigators arrived on scene and closed down the northbound lanes of 101 until 7:30. investigators say they didn't find any abandoned vehicles and are trying to figure out where the man came from and who he is. >> i don't have a name on the individual at this time. we're still trying to ascertain how he got on the freeway. what he was doing out here. >> reporter: chp belmont police and san mateo county district attorney's office all working together on this investigation. in belmont, christien kafton, ktvu fox 2 news. thousands of people took advantage of today's sunny weather in the south bay to join the annual silicon valley pride celebration. lots of rainbow flags as you might expect at the 41st annual parade where this year the theme was diversity, inclusion and success. santa clara county health
officials were also on hand with a mobile hiv testing facility. they gave results in just 20 minutes. >> about 1 in 10 people are living with hiv, not yet aware of their infection. so those are the people we are interested in finding so that they can become aware and take steps to help protect themselves and protect their partners. >> reporter: last night electronic dance party followed this morning by the parade on market street. and the festival on the boulevard that was scheduled to just wrap up a few minutes ago. now to the rest of the white house, candidates health is one topic of campaign speeches. donald trump is criticizing hillary clinton saying she doesn't have the physical or mental capacity to serve as president. this as we learn there are questions now about trump's own clean bill of health. garrett tenney has the latest from washington. >> reporter: the health of both presidential candidates is a notable issue this election. if donald trump wins, he will be the oldest president ever elected. if clinton wins, she will
become the second oldest candidate just behind ronald reagan. both are not as forthcoming with their medical histories compared to previous candidates. but donald trump is continuing to go after clinton on the issue. >> she doesn't have the strength , the stamina, or the ability to straighten out our country. >> reporter: the clinton campaign has responded with multiple statements saying she is in excellent health and that trump has quote failed to provide the public with the most basic financial information disclosed by every major candidate in the last 40 years. it's time for him to stop using shameful distractions. trump's attacks are raising questions about his own disclosures as well. particularly the four paragraph letter his personal doctor released in december which had few actual details but memorably lauded trump's physical strength, stamina and declared trump would be the healthiest individual ever elected president. on friday dr. harold bornstein told nbc news he threw that letter together in five minutes
while a limo was waiting outside to pick it up. >> i tried to get four or five lines done as fast as possible so they would be happy. in a rush. some of those words didn't come out exactly the way -- >> reporter: now former candidate dr. ben carson is calling on both candidates to release a more detailed medical history. trump's campaign says they will release the records when clinton does. but the clinton campaign says it has no plans to do that anytime soon. in washington, garrett tenney, foxnews. donald trump is heading back to the bay area, set to hold two fundraisers tomorrow. the first will be at an undisclosed location on the peninsula. tickets are $25,000 a piece. another fundraiser in napa county, both events are close to the public. this will be trump's first visit back to the bay area since some of his supporters were assaulted by protesters at a rally in san jose last june. police in scotland arrested two united airlines pilots on suspicion of being drunk before
a flight. it happened yesterday at glasgow airport. the pilots were scheduled to fly 141 passengers to newark, new jersey. united says the pilots face -- aged 35 and 45 have been removed from service pending investigation. the two are set to appear tomorrow when the scottish court date of the flight was delayed for 10 hours while the airline rounded up replacement pilots. emotional fast in italy for the victims of last week's -- also had more than a dozen are dead after a bomb in syria. and the heartbreaking story of two friends who just found out they were switched at birth.
video released from syria shows the aftermath of a barrel bombing in a civilian neighborhood. barrel bombs are oil drums filled with explosives and dropped from helicopters or plains. this attack happened on friday in aleppo at a wake for children who had died in a bombing just the day before. >> bombs dropped. it was -- tried to escape -- [ indiscernible ] >> syrian government and russian allies are the only countries operating helicopters over aleppo. the syrian government is denying it is using barrel bombs. victims of last week's deadly quake attended a special mass in a tent city. the local bishop as well as the
parish priest presided over that service. it was also attended by residence. firefighters and volunteers. the service was held in front of a large cross constructed from two fire ladders and the helmets of various rescue teams. pope francis said today he plans to visit the areas hardest hit. that magnitude 6.2 quake stretches northeast of rome killing at least 290 people. two men from the same remote community in canada have discovered they were switched at birth. this is the second time this happened -- this has come to light in less than a year, causing both anger and raising new questions about substandard healthcare for candidates in genesis -- canada's indigenous people. david tate and leon swanson were swapped in a government run norway house hospital in manitoba. officials say dna testing has confirmed the mistake was made. norway house is made up of two northern manitoba communities. it has a population of about 5000. predominately in -- indigenous people. in november the manitoba
government said two other men who were close friends were also switched at birth in 1975. at this same hospital. as they grew up people noticed how they resemble each other's families more than their own. >> first time could be discounted as a mistake. a second time in my view is a criminal activity. >> canada's health department operates the norway house hospital. officials say it will hire an independent party to investigate records and look into whether there are other cases. the school district hired more than 400 teachers, currently there are just four vacant teacher positions with the district that's down from 70 last year. the district says strong candidates -- school officials are calling teacher vacancy levels a recent historic low. ousd launched an online job board. they also launched a referral
and signing bonus program. time now for us to check on the bay area forecast. i know mark on friday, when i was your last we were talking about how cool it was in san francisco. today was just beautiful. >> yeah. a big light in the sky. >> what was that? >> san francisco low clouds, all summer long, all month long and finally a bit of a change out there, right now we still have mostly clear skies even with more sunshine, temperatures didn't warm up too much, felt warmer, not much in the way of fog out there this afternoon. highs from this afternoon we have san francisco maxing out 66 degrees. san jose 79. lots of 80s toward livermore and antioch. most areas across the bay area warmer than yesterday. today clearly the warmest day of the weekend. on the satellite you can see right now some low clouds still hugging parts of the california coastline especially out to our north toward pointe arena approaching eureka as well. we still can't get rid of the fog completely. right now a few patches trying
to touch the san mateo county coastline closer to pillar point. current numbers updated from the 6:00 hour, san francisco 61. 70s toward livermore, concord checking in 80. santa rosa up in sonoma county 73. looking out toward the golden gate bridge with no fog to talk about here, just a bit of haze out there across the bay area. tonight partly cloudy and breezy, tomorrow morning clouds and warm inland. the extended forecast still cool to mild weather pattern. no real heat in our forecast. san francisco looking at june july and august. it has been a cool summer across -- at least right around the bay and even for the entire bay area. take a look at where we stand in comparison to the other years. most areas, most years a little bit below the average. not unusual. san francisco 2016 just over 65 degrees for the average.
that's been the case for quite a few years leading up to that summer. overnight lows first thing tomorrow morning, partly to mostly cloudy skies, temperatures in the 50s out there. watching moisture out here in the pacific that could play a role in our forecast by tuesday. at least for tomorrow, warm temperatures in the and once again. no major changes out there. cooler weather system could increase the wind and also drop off our temperatures on tuesday. there is a very slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm, dry lightning, that would be up in the north bay into tuesday. keep an eye on that but right now only about a 10% chance. as far as our forecast models, showing you the clouds out there, skies becoming partly cloudy, a few high clouds paying us a visit. as i mentioned tomorrow's temperatures not a big change from the temperatures we had today. san jose 77, san mateo 73, half moon bay 63. here is a look ahead, five-day forecast. we will cool things off inland into tuesday. scattered clouds on wednesday and looks like a sun-cloud mix as we head toward the holiday
weekend. holiday weekend like no major heat just yet in the bay area forecast. we'll see what september could deliver. >> the unofficial end of summer. >> absolutely. >> thanks. giants trying to gain ground on the national league west standings. ♪ ♪keep on the sunny side ♪always on the sunny side ♪keep on the sunny side of life♪ hey, you're yes, sir. clarence! you know, at the model year end clarence event, you can get a great deal on this 2016 passat. steve. yeah? clarence is on a roll. yeah. i wish they'd name an event after me. same here. but the model year end becky event?
joe fonzi here with a different kind of quarterback controversy with the 49ers. >> a lot of angles to this story. if you are chip kelly, not a happy coach right now. no matter how he feels about colin kaepernick's bright -- right to express himself he now has to be concerned about how kaepernick's stand is received in his locker room. kaepernick's decision not to stand up for the national anthem before friday's game with green bay has ignited a firestorm of reaction all around the country. today kaepernick elaborated further on his position, as he was surrounded by reporters at 49er training camp. naturally his teammates will be asked to weigh in. >> colin is a guy who chose to do this. and he's entitled to that. our first amendment is free
speech. and we know colin. we support colin but we don't think that he's a bad teammate just because he decided to voice his opinion on such a strong topic. but we just can't allow this to cancel our team and divide our team. >> the giants have had stretches of late when scoring runs has been a big challenge. today was not one of them. waiting at mccovey cove, that was the right place to be. giants spotted the braves one run in the first but the giants went in front of aaron blair in the second, one run in and then joe panik went deep to right, this was the first of two home runs on the day for panic. the giants hit four homers in all, denard span in the fourth. this a solo shot after panic had earlier hit a two-run homer. it was 5-1 giants. the braves cut the lead to 5-3 but in the seventh the giants made sure madison bumgarner would be a winner, they scored eight times, eduardo nunez
takes one of other direction. the giants turn this into a 13- 3 laffer. bumgarner improves 23 -- 13-8. the giants win just their second series since the all- star break. the cardinals are very much in the national league playoff picture. again today they had no answer for an american league team at home. the a's chris davis got to jaime garcia for this opposite field shot in the first. two-run homer, number 34 on the year for davis. the a's took a 2-1 lead in the third that's when stephen vogt took one deep against garcia, three-run homer and the a's were on their way to a 7-4 win as andrew triggs gets his first major league win. the cardinals are finished with interleague play. they went 1-8 at home against american league teams. lots more tonight at 10:00 and then at 11 on sports wrap. we will see you then. >> interesting thing about this kaepernick story is it's not a local story. talking about it across the country. >> obviously national. as you would expect they're
going to be both sides that are going to weigh in. with great emotion and we're going to see this for a while to come. >> and the football league basically saying every player has the right to stand up for the national anthem. they encourage every player but if they choose to sit down, there are no repercussions. >> exactly right. they ink -- there is no requirement to stand up. >> not against the law. thanks, joe. thank you for joining us. we'll see you back here at 10:00.
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